David Heath (7-0) has been named as Forrest Griffin's replacement to face Lyoto Machida (9-0) at UFC 70 on April 21, according to FightNetwork.com.
Just yesterday, news broke that Griffin had to withdraw from the bout with a staph infection. Keith Jardine and Jason Lambert were apparently considered for the Manchester match up, which will air via tape delay on SpikeTV at 9 p.m. EST.
However, both fighters are recovering from their own nicks and bruises.
Heath — like Machida — sports an undefeated record. He's 2-0 in the Octagon with wins over Cory Walmsley and Victor Valimaki.
It certainly won't have the appeal of a Griffin-Machida or Jardine-Machida showdown, but Heath is a solid fill-in — he's no can.